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Who we are (not) May 2, 2016 00:03

Who we are (not)

Identity politics was the ‘in-thing’ during the 1980s and 1990s. We loved to discover and then assert exactly who we were, usually against the [...]
 
On planet Thanet April 24, 2016 07:32

On planet Thanet

Dodger, a local homeless man I know, calls it “Planet Thanet”. This is the area around East Kent. It is, he asserts, another world, [...]
 
UK Welfarism: an analysis April 18, 2016 09:56

UK Welfarism: an analysis

The recent budget of the Conservative Government in Britain, delivered by Chancellor George Osborne, has caused consternation.   Steve Latham   Welfare cuts have [...]
 
 
Not baroque March 27, 2016 02:39

Not baroque

“Drama Painting, a modern Baroque” is the new exhibition of works by Thomas Newbolt, at the King’s Centre in London. Unfortunately, they are neither [...]
 
Oh! Tord, where art thou? March 13, 2016 05:38

Oh! Tord, where art thou?

Having bought several CDs by him, we were excited as we travelled by bus from London to Oxford to hear Tord Gustavsen live in [...]
 
Autism, aspergers, and gender identity March 6, 2016 22:23

Autism, aspergers, and gender identity

Tony Attwood is a renowned world expert on Autism and Asperger Syndrome. He travels the world teaching professionals how to encourage people with these [...]
 
 
Star Wars: The fable awakens February 28, 2016 01:35

Star Wars: The fable awakens

I remember queuing to see it for the first time outside the cinema in Leeds, where I had gone with a friend by train [...]
 
Sighs for the bridge of spies February 14, 2016 23:59

Sighs for the bridge of spies

“Bridge of Spies” is the latest movie by Steven Spielberg. It stars Tom Hanks as an ordinary solicitor recruited by the CIA to facilitate [...]
 
About Bernie February 8, 2016 07:19

About Bernie

Bernie switches between living on the street and staying in unsuitable, drink and drug ridden, local hostels.   Text by Steve Latham Photos by  [...]
 
 
The cult of Corbyn January 31, 2016 18:24

The cult of Corbyn

Research shows that the Labour Party has attracted 40,000 new members since Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the party.   Steve Latham   Morale [...]
 
Life on Mars? January 24, 2016 08:25

Life on Mars?

Scientists have discovered water on Mars; an exciting breakthrough in the search for extra-planetary life, because it is one of the main building blocks, [...]
 
Slavoj on sex January 18, 2016 07:06

Slavoj on sex

Slavoj Žižek asks a question at the beginning of his book “Trouble in Paradise”: “What if, in our postmodern world of ordained transgression, in [...]
 
 
A Marxist God? December 20, 2015 07:23

A Marxist God?

Comrade Bala, leader of a revolutionary sect who also claims to be God, has been imprisoned for sexual crimes and assaults on his female [...]
 
We have been disarmed December 15, 2015 04:49

We have been disarmed

The Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate is an imposing and impressive, modernist concrete block built by the beach, very cool.   Steve Latham [...]
 
Down and out in London 2015 December 6, 2015 19:46

Down and out in London 2015

John is living in an old gas heating cupboard. It’s part of an office block, and the security guard lets him stay, because he [...]
 
 
 

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